Illinois medicaid covers transgender surgeries

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEHT)-Illinois Medicaid now officially covers gender-affirming procedures.

Previously, the law said the procedures had to be made available but they were not covered by Medicaid.

New administrative rules said Medicaid will cover all gender-affirming surgeries that are medically necessary to treat a particular person’s gender dysphoria as well as all related therapies.

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(This story was originally published on January 10, 2020)


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